Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ATC - Too or Two

Here is the other card I put together.

It's fun to make something a little smaller and although detailed, it comes together quicker than an actual card. Another fun item to work with on occasion.

This will be entered in

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

MFP's Blog Hop Tutorial

Word Art Wednesday

ATC - Artist Trading Cards

Mark's Finest Papers has a tutorial today how to create ATC's. I made 2 but will post them separately. The card is 2.5 x 3.5". It would be fun to see a swap happen using the cards. They have to be kept fairly simple so they can fit in a collector's card sleeve.

What fun...a new way to use stamps and creativity! I'm seeing more and more calls on Challenges for them so here is my  first attempt.

I will post this on MFP's Blog Hop for September.

Also on Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Monday, September 21, 2015

Burst Through Technique

Splitcoaststampers "Weekly Inkling" last week featured a tutorial for a burst through effect. I had so much fun making the Halloween card that I decided to try it for Christmas also.

This is the result. I love the way it turned out, even using the blue snowflake paper on my blue card stock. Here is the tutorial link if anyone is interested - Splitcoaststampers

I will enter this in :
Outlawz Monday Challenge - Christmas Cards
Word Art Wednesday
Get Creative Challenges

Monday, September 14, 2015

Dress It Up Again!

We have been hiking fools! 26+ miles in 8 days so very little energy or time for posting on either blog. Here is another Christmas card using a lot of layers, embossing and hand cutting to put together on my handmade paper.

This is for:

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge -
                  Anything Goes (Dress It Up)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
MFPStampShop - Silver and Gold

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dress It Up

Another Yellowstone area...This is where we had lunch when hiking the Hoodoos. The Hoodoos are lava rock from centuries ago. If you get tired of looking at a certain type of landscape you only need to turn around or walk for 5 minutes to see something else, ha!

Now "on to business!" The Thursday- Twisted Challenge at Outlawz this week is Anything Goes with the twist of "dress it up!" I thought I'd try my hand at dressing up a Christmas card. Specifically, a snowflake. Each flake is different when it falls. God shows His handiwork in this unique way.

Since each person is unique also, does that make us all flakes too? Ahh, something to ponder. :)

Word Art Wednesday is celebrating their 200th Challenge this week! Very cool Ladies!

I will enter this in:
Outlawz - Thursday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Anything Goes Means Christmas!

Welcome from Yellowstone! You can't beat our view from the cabin we inhabit for 2 months each year. What could be more inspirational than this to make cards in?

This top view is what we see out our back windows. This is looking down into the north end of Yellowstone.

This view is stepping out the front door and looking slightly left.

What I need to happen is darkness takes over so I stop looking outside, that is, if we're not out hiking in the amazing park itself.

The Outlawz Monday Challenge is Anything Goes with a sentiment on the front. Easy enough and since I'm trying to fill a Christmas card order and be ahead for us, here is my entry for this.

I'll also enter this in Word Art Wednesday's weekly challenge.

We've done some new hikes this year (this is our 3rd yr out here to volunteer) so I think I'll post a few fabulous pictures here as I post cards. It's just tooooo pretty to not share!

BTW, I do have a travel blog with a lot of pictures on it of Yellowstone. If anyone is interested it is: